After a toothless decade, the Berlin bear has discovered its political bite again in the face of global crisis. Unspooling under the shadow of imminent war, the 53rd Berlin Intl. Film Festival (Feb…
Maybe everyone's trying to keep warm during the chilly winter, but Broadway is all of a sudden awash in heated arguments. The producers and the musicians' union are exchanging public salvos over…
Gameshows, come on down! You're the next contestant to make a return to primetime. Quizzers ushered in the modern age of reality TV in 1999, yet they were virtually banished from primetime after "Who…
Fed up with the media's treatment of former Illinois governor George Ryan, screenwriter Abby Mann has set off on his latest crusade.
Warner Bros. and the nonprofit Sesame Workshop are pacting to produce up to three new seasons of "Zhima Jie," the Chinese version of kids' educational show "Sesame Street."
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While the world prepares for conflict in Iraq, Bulgarian TV is turning war-mongering into ratings. The Bulgarian Defense Ministry has just launched the Military TV network, a public TV cable channel…
It's been a fab February so far, thanks to a slew of local heroes plus the runaway success of "Catch Me If You Can," last week's fiery bow by "Red Dragon" in Japan and jaunty world preems by "The…
Broadway grosses recovered slightly from the seasonal slump during Week 37 (Feb. 3-9), rising by 5.7% to $12,491,905. Attendance of 203,768 was up by 8.2%.
One of the great ironies of this year's feature animation Oscar contest is that the film with the best reviews, created by the best-known animator, with the biggest box office before its U.S. bow, is…
The Disney Channel will finally launch in Scandinavia on Feb. 28. The channel, set to bow in Denmark, Sweden and Norway on the ViaSat digital platform, will show traditional Disney fare and new…